Shared Fantasy Phase
(Infatuation/Love Bombing/Honeymoon, sexuality: sadistic-humiliation kink,
intentionally suspends judgment and renders himself gullible and delusional
only when it comes to emotions, intimacy, capacity and intent to hurt him, and
the nature and intensity of the relationship.
He idealizes the partner
and uses splitting, denial, confirmation bias, rescuer or wizard role,
Wunderkind Mask (genius), and grandiosity.
But even so, it is only
for as long as it remains in the safe and unreal realms of shared fantasy, role
playing, or gaming.
He allows this to
himself and does not feel threatened because it is like virtual reality with no
repercussions or outcomes in the real world.
The shared fantasy
allows him to avoid true intimacy and commitment and to shirk adult
responsibilities and chores.